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Thursday, December 16, 2021
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New Bill Would Allow Faster Access to Retirement Accounts After Disasters
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee have introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow survivors of natural disasters to withdraw funds from their retirement accounts for emergency expenses without fees or penalties.
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Delta Air Lines Faces ERISA Actuarial Equivalence Pension Lawsuit
The complaint challenges the use of both allegedly outdated mortality tables and artificially high interest rate assumptions in the conversion of annuity types under multiple pension plans.
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1. The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
2. The New Vesting Schedule Debate
3. Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
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The Myth About Target Date Fund Participant Inertia
Are target date fund participants truly inactive, evenduring market volatility?
Financial Wellness Trends Shine a Light on Employee Needs
Areas of focus have shifted during the pandemic and will define trends for the new year.
2021 M&A Lessons Learned, and What Comes Next
Many firms that have acquired established retirement plan advisory practices primarily focus on wealth management or insurance, underscoring their interest in more diversified service models and in accessing the shops’ sizable client bases.
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Wednesday, the Dow gained 383.25 points (1.08%) to finish at 35,927.43, the Nasdaq closed 327.94 points (2.15%) higher at 15,565.58, and the S&P 500 increased 75.76 points (1.63%) to 4,709.85. The Russell 2000 was up 35.56 points (1.65%) at 2,195.21, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 751.02 points (1.59%) to 47,866.83.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.450%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.861%.

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